If you’ve ever stepped into a fast food restaurant during rush hour, you know how hectic things can get. When a young Chicago woman named Destiny stopped by her local McDonald’s restaurant after work, she didn’t expect to witness one of the kindest things any employee could do for a customer with disabilities.
A disabled elderly man approached the counter and asked for help but nobody knew what kind of help he was requesting. Seconds after, the McDonald’s worker shut down his register, washed his hands, went over to his table, and proceeded to help the man cut and eat his meal. She posted a photo on Facebook and it has since gone viral and it definitely restores our faith in humanity.
A young woman, Destiny Carreno, posted this photo that went viral on Facebook of a McDonald’s employee helping a disabled elderly man eat his meal.
Here is a transcript of her Facebook post:
Seeing this today brought tears to my eyes! Compassion has NOT gone out of style.
Today I made a quick stop at McDonald’s after work. As I waited in line to order, an elderly handicapped gentleman wheeled himself over to the cashier in front of me. From what I perceived, the gentleman may have had a case of quadriplegia, the same medical condition my uncle has.
The man politely tried to ask the cashier something and it took him a few tries before either of us could understand he was saying “Help me please”. Neither of us knew what help he needed, and the cashier suggested a few things before he figured out the gentleman needed help cutting and eating his meal.
To be honest, I thought the cashier wasn’t going to help, especially during rush hour in downtown Chicago, but to my shock, he shut down his register and disappeared from view….
Not to get away from helping him, but to wash his hands and put gloves on! I had to stick around and see how this would play out, especially since it hit me so close to home with my own uncle.
The cashier came out from the kitchen, sat down, and began cutting the man’s meal and helped him eat.
At that point, the tears started to gather in my eyes. My heart was so appreciative for what he did. I couldn’t contain my emotions in the crowded restaurant.
This employee, who put everything on hold for this man, went above and beyond his responsibilities to help this handicapped customer out. That was the kindest and most humble thing I had ever seen.
How many shares and likes can Kenny the cashier get for his awesome service for those in need?
This isn’t something employees learn from an employee handbook, it comes from the heart. Please share this heartwarming photo of a fast food employee helping a disabled man eat his meal with your friends and family.